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May 10, 2011

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (May 1, 2011) – Hornblower Cruises & Events has been selected as a 2011 ¬¬winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Southern California magazine and on Weddings from The Knot (NASDAQ: KNOT; is a leading resource for wedding activities and planning.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

“We’re honored to once again be included in the The Knot’s list of top Southern California wedding venues. We believe that one of the most ideal wedding locations is on the water, and we're thrilled to offer this option to brides and grooms throughout California,” said Kevin Lorton, General Manager of Hornblower Los Angeles and Orange County. “We have celebrated thousands of weddings on the decks of our yachts and we look forward to working with new brides and grooms and look forward to creating more magical moments on the water.”

Hornblower has twelve yachts in Newport Beach, Long Beach and Marina del Rey, including M/V Endless Dreams, which can host up to 450 guests. To learn more about Hornblower, the fleet, pricing and availability, go to or call 949-650-2412.


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About Hornblower Cruises & Events

Celebrating over 30 years of excellence on the water, Hornblower has 32 charter yachts throughout California in Newport Beach, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, and San Diego. Hornblower’s popular Newport Beach, Long Beach, and Marina del Rey port offers private charters, Public Weekend Dinner Cruises, Champagne Brunch Cruises, and Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises. For more information call our Newport Beach/Long Beach office at 949-646-0155 or our Marina del Rey office at 310-301-6000 or go online to:

About The Knot Inc.

The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; is a leading lifestage media company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource, reaching well over a million engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding website, Other products from The Knot include The Knot national and local magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and Chronicle) and television programming bearing The Knot name (aired on the Style and Comcast Networks). The Company also owns, the most visited wedding gift registry website.